When the 'N' Word Is Part of a Routine Michael Richards aside, many comics, musicians and artists make use of the 'N' word in their work. Now the Rev. Jesse Jackson wants to ban its use. How do performers decide when it's appropriate? Hip-hop icon KRS-ONE and comedy legend Paul Mooney offer their thoughts.
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When the 'N' Word Is Part of a Routine

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When the 'N' Word Is Part of a Routine

When the 'N' Word Is Part of a Routine

When the 'N' Word Is Part of a Routine

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Michael Richards aside, many comics, musicians and artists make use of the 'N' word in their work. How do they decide when it's appropriate? Hip-hop icon KRS-ONE and comedy legend Paul Mooney discuss the topic with Farai Chideya.

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